New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 Pages in one section ■ May 21,1993Herald -Zeitung
93 Serving Comal County • Home of Tracey Mefford
Vol. 141, No. 131Inside
The New Braunfels Her-ald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Johann Seyferth, Diana C. Rogriguez and Valento Pineda. Happy Birthday (Saturday) to Cheryl Kuepp and Amber Duncan. Happy Anniver-saiy to Mr. and Mrs.
An old-fashioned birthday party will be held today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Hummel Museum.
Complete with birthday cake, German entertainment, and the winners of the Hummel LookAlike contest, the party will celebrate what would have been Sister Hummel’s 84th birthday.
As a part of the May 21-23 Hummelfest celebration sponsored by The Hummel Museum, Hummelmarkt dealers will offer Hummel figurines and other collectibles and antiques for sale or trade.
This first annual event will be located at Wursthalle, and the admission price of $3 is valid the entire weekend. The hours are Friday and Saturday from IO a.m.- 6 p.m., and ‘ Sunday ll a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call 625-5636 for more information.
The Hummel Museum’s annual fundraiser, a Texas-German BBQ, will take place on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on the banks of the Comal River at Wurstfest grounds.
This festive occasion will include authentic German entertainment while you eat. The serving line will be open from 6:30-8:30, and ticket prices are $15.00 for this fundraiser. For reservations, call 625-5636.
The Hummel Museum will sponsor Ms. Beth Baer, Marketing Manager for the M.I. Hummel Club in Pennington, New Jersey, in a seminar titled “M I. Hummel: From Hare to Wonderful”
The seminars will take place on Saturday, May 22 at 1:30 and 3:30, and again on Sunday, May 23 at 2:00 in the museum. The seminars are free with regular museum admission. For reservations, call 625-5636.
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NR, Seguin eye airport possibilities
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zeltung
On Thursday, Comal County commissioners heard a report from Tom Purdum, President of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, regarding the status of a proposed development of the New Braunfels airport.
Purdum said a task force had been formed and goals set.
“Comal County, Guadalupe County, the city of Seguin, the city of New Braunfels and the Seguin and New Braunfels chambers have agreed to attempt to form a coalition to develop the New Braunfels airport into the New Braunfels/Seguin airport,” said Purdum.
“It also includes representatives from the fixed base operators there at the airport,” he said. “And it includes the road engineers from the department of transportation. We have had an organizational meeting and then yesterday had a meeting to establish some goals.”
Purdum said plans are being made for an instrument landing system that would allow the airport to apply for reliever airport status for some of the private aircraft business from the San Antonio area. Other goals include the development of supporting road connections and a terminal. The airport would service both New Braunfels and Seguin.
Guadalupe County Judge Jim Sagebei! and New Braunfels City Manager Hector Tamayo serve as co chairs of the airport development task force.
The chamber is coordinating the meetings to develop the airport which would be an economic asset to the community but will require everyone working together to be successful according to Purdum.
In other business Nathan Rheinlander advised commissioners that the WORD case against Jane Abbott, a river out
stay photo by Karla Wenzel
Is that what a finger really looks like?
Kayla Mier curiously studies x-rays on display during a tour of the Children's Museum In the Courtyard Shopping Center. The museum hosted hundreds of school children on tours of the facility during the day Thursday.
fitter, which was moved to federal court last week was sent back to the state court.
Currently the WORD is offering to drop the case if Abbott pays user fees owed for last year and agrees to no further litigation against WORD.
The commissioners also accepted the resignation of Susan Led-ford-Battle from the WORD board and appointed Paul Rich to
replace her. Commissioner J. L Evans commented there were sev eral citizens who volunteered to serve on the board.
In the workshop session, commissioners discussed exemptions to Comal County subdivision regulations. County engineer Tom Horn seth presented the current regulations and reported on the findings of a committee studying the regulations.
At issue is whether or not property should be required to be platted when transfer of building lots is made. The cost of platting and the necessity to do it when there is no intent to build on the property is repeatedly questioned.
Currently requirements call for property to be platted to safeguard public safety and health with proper road construction and septic system installation.
Sister cities communicate via high-tech telecommunications
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
Doyle Krueger and Benno Engel of New Braunfels spoke with representatives from Braunfels, Germany in a special video conference during the ICA Corn-net Trade Show in Dallas.
The event enabled representatives from the sister cities to communicate via state-of-the-art com-muncations technology.
According to Jim Scheele Jr., director of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau, the teleconference was made possible by Deutsche Telecom who allowed Krueger and Engel to see their counterparts on a video screen as they spoke to them.
‘The idea of talking and seeing
representatives on another country while staying in Texas was exciting,” Scheele said. “New Braunfels already has strong ties to Braunfels, but we feel that the teleconference will better enhance these ties.”
During the teleconference, Krueger and Engel spoke to Braunfelsers about a number of ideas including education, history, business, and government.
Engel said he was impressed with the quality of the transmission and said there was no lag time and no miscommunication during the conference.
Although the teleconference was enjoyable, Engel said both he and Krueger got some work accomplished during the two-hour meeting.
“We covered a broad spectrum
of things .. . and worked on our partnership and the exchange program we have with Braunfels,” Engel said. “It was pleasurable work”
Braunfels, Germany and New Braunfels have been sister cities since 1970 and continue to participate in an exchange program.
Each year representatives from Braunfels come to New Braunfels for a month stay while New Braunfels representatives travel overseas.
Engel said they used the teleconference to smooth out the details of the summer program.
“We’ve already got the hotel rooms booked here,” Engel said. “We’re working hard and making sure that everything runs smoothly.”Early voting draws heavy participation
Early voting in Comal County is drawing heavy interest, according to County Clerk Joy Streator.
Streater reported Thursday that 342 voters cast ballots on the first day of early voting by personal appearance, May 19.
She also said early voting has been extended to Sunday, May 23, from 10:30 a m. to 1:00 p.m. at the courthouse in room 106.
Early voting at locations in the county will be:
■ Tuesday, May 25, at the Garden Ridge Municipal Complex from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
■ Wednesday, May 26, at Bulverde Community Center from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
■ Thursday, May 27, at Canyon Lake Action Center from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Ifs early voting, not absentee voting anymore — you don’t have to have an excuse, Streater added.Two suspects sought after assault incident
By CARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
Comal County Sheriffs Department Investigators are investigating a stabbing which took place late last night on Purgatory Road.
According to Investigator David Ott, a woman was driving on Purgatory Rd. when she apparently experienced car trouble and pulled over to the side of the road.
Ott said that two Hispanic males in a white pick-up truck approached the woman and began to assault her.
During this time, the woman sustained numerous cuts and abrasions and was transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.Smithson Valley student unhurt in accident >
By ROSE MARIE EASH
A 16-year-old male student at Smithson Valley High School slid off the trunk of a moving car Thursday afternoon in the parking lot and suffered a severe concussion when he hit his head on the pavement.
The sophomore was attended by a trainer until the EMS paramedics arrived. AlrLife transported the student to Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio.
The student was listed in fair conditions as of this morning, according to Medical Center officials.
Staff photo by Mark Lyon
Members of the New Braunfels American-German Society and the New Braunfels Garden Club joined together to help beautify the Pioneer Memorial at Landa Park Thursday. Pictured are (from left bottom row) May Ann Seldol, Betty Jo Vogel, Cash Hermes and Wilma Heberllng. Back row (from left) are Dennis Hermes, Perly Sowell, John Heberllng and Chria Dinklage. The project was In tribute to New Braunfels' seq* uiscentennlal as well as the garden club's 60th anniversary.For advertising, subscription or news information, call 625-9144